As my wife says, "Skeeter Pee is dangerously good." Why mess with a classic? I dunno, I like variety, and I was looking for a way to cut down on the sugar.
I made a batch of skeeter pee, using a starter of 64 oz of white grape juice and a pack of EC 1118. Rather than add more lemon juice at the second addition step, I added a 32 oz bottle of lime juice. After fermentation was complete, it was time to start tinkering. Rather than add sugar to sweeten, I opted to try sugar-free drink mixes.
Starting with Wal-Mart's Great Value drink mixes (no endorsements implied, we just happened to be at Wal-Mart) - ( the drink mix packages are the ones where one packet makes two quarts), I added one packet to two quarts of skeeter pee, and we sampled. My wife, who has more taste buds than me
, said one packet to two quarts was just right for the Margarita and Peach flavors, but made the Strawberry and Cherry cloyingly sweet. So what you see are gallon jugs (actually 4 liter jugs) with two packets of flavoring in the Margarita and Peach, and one packet of flavoring in the Strawberry and Cherry. If Skeeter Pee was dangerously good before, it's lethal now